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Pak man charged for sexually assaulting mentally ill Indian boy in Dubai.

, August 18 : A 34-year-old Pakistani man is facing trail for sexually assaulting an 18-year-old mentally challenged Indian boy in Dubai.As per Khaleej Times report, the incident took place on February 23 and was reported to Al Rashidiya police station.The accused picked up the boy from outside his place in Al Rashidiya and ...

- Sify - IN

Look out! New paid parking in Sharjah from Saturday.

Sharjah Municipality to introduce payment meters to curb misuse of parking spaces

- GulfNews - AE

Passengers sue Boeing for 2016 Emirates crash in Dubai.

CHICAGO " Passengers who were aboard an Emirates plane that crash-landed in August 2016 are suing Chicago-based Boeing for an alleged malfunction of the aircraft's electronics.The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Cook County Circuit...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

NTV's Muhiirwa wins big at Enoc Dubai Desert Challenge.

Ibrahim Mohamud, Ali Zirimu and Chinese Communications Construction Company join Muhiirwa who was at loss of words on learning the draw had favoured him

- Daily Monitor - UG

Twice lucky dollar millionaire recalls his wins in Dubai.

Lucky British national recalls winning in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire draw twice in a year

- GulfNews - AE

Emirati doctor who's dedicated to humanitarian work.

Al Memari, who works in Abu Dhabi, is helping develop emergency medicine at rural hospital in Ethiopia

- GulfNews - AE

Saudis allow Qatari pilgrims to attend hajj.

Qatari pilgrims began arriving in Saudi Arabia yesterday, Saudi media reported, after Riyadh said it was opening up its border and airports for those attending the annual hajj pilgrimage despite a diplomatic rift that cut travel ties.Qatar welcomed the Saudi decision to open the border and provide flights for Qatari ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition slated for September.

Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition slated for September...

- MENAFN - JO

UAE Press: VAT will be a win-win in the long term.

UAE Press: VAT will be a win-win in the long term...

- MENAFN - JO

Dubai Customs organises awareness Drive Safe Campaign.

Dubai Customs organises awareness Drive Safe Campaign...

- MENAFN - JO

Shock over death of politician from Kerala in Sharjah.

Former BJP leader from Kerala hit pole after falling from moving car in Sharjah

- GulfNews - AE

UAE merchants spice up back-to-school promos to rope in consumers

At least 40 restaurants offering free meals for children as part of back-to-school promotion

- GulfNews - AE

UAE students score high in A level results

Several students achieve top marks in General Certificate of Education Advanced Level

- GulfNews - AE

UAE to fund $15 million monthly to Gaza: official

The United Arab Emirates will provide $15 million a month to Gaza, a Palestinian politician said Thursday, as its rulers Hamas move closer to a UAE-based rival to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.

- The Daily Star - LB

Iran opposition leader under house arrest on hunger strike

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates " An Iranian opposition leader who has been under house arrest since 2011 has begun a hunger strike over his detention.A website associated with Mahdi Karroubi announced Wednesday that the 79-year-old...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Indian politician dies after falling off moving car in UAE

, Aug 17 : An Indian politician was killed in an accident after falling from a moving car on Dhaid Road in Sharjah.The Khaleej Times quoted sources as saying that 40-year-old Sunitha Prashanth from Kerala was killed in the incident after she hit her head on a lamppost after falling off the car.According to the report, ...

- Sify - IN

Fire destroys buildings in historic Saudi neighborhood

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates " Six buildings have caught fire in a 1400-year-old Saudi neighborhood in the city of Jiddah, with three buildings completely destroyed by the blaze.Saudi Arabia's Civil Defense says 60 people were...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Saudi king orders reopening of Qatar border to pilgrims despite rift

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered the reopening of the border with Qatar to hajj pilgrims, state media said Thursday, despite a major diplomatic crisis roiling the region. The Salwa border crossing was closed after regional kingpin Saudi Arabia, as well as Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, severed diplomatic ...

- Ya Libnan - US

India face Australia in ICC U19 World Cup opener

Dubai, Aug 17 Three-time champions India and Australia will lock horns in their tournament opener of the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup, to be held in New Zealand from January 13 to February 3 next year. India are clubbed with Australia, Zimbabwe and East Asia Pacific qualifier Papua New Guinea in Group B, an International ...

- Yahoo! News - US

The UAE Attributes al-Sadr's Gulf Visit to His Opposition of Iranian Foreign Politics

Prominent Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's visit to Abu Dhabi and Riyadh was triggered after the leader publicly opposed Tehran's regional politics, including calling for Syria's Bashar al-Assad to step down, UAE-owned publications said. Sadr, who leads an Iraqi political party dubbed the Sadrist Movement, met with both ...

- Albawaba - UK

Two nabbed while breaking into Sharjah ATM

Pair arrested two minutes after emergency call received by police

- GulfNews - AE

Multiple accidents slow traffic in Dubai

Vehicular accidents reported on at least two major highways, delaying early morning commute of UAE residents

- GulfNews - AE

Man sexually assaults mentally challenged boy in Dubai

Man sexually assaults mentally challenged boy in Dubai...

- MENAFN - JO

Iraqi Shiite cleric's Saudi, UAE trips show Gulf realpolitik

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates " An influential Iraqi Shiite cleric, notorious for his followers' deadly attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq over a decade ago and thought at times to have ties to Iran, has two new stamps in his passport...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Atif Aslam to spread message of peace in Dubai

Badshah will also join the 'Hoor' crooner on stage The post Atif Aslam to spread message of peace in Dubai appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Taliban Office Politics: UAE vs. Qatar

The UAE's attempt at moderating the Taliban through diplomacy ultimately fell short.

- The Diplomat - US

First Desert challenge winners to be announced

There are different courses for all ages and fitness levels, for everyone to test their limits at the Dubai Desert Challenge

- Daily Monitor - UG

With a wary eye on Iran, Saudi and Iraqi leaders draw closer

BAGHDAD/DUBAI - It was an unusual meeting: An Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim cleric openly hostile to the United States sat in a palace sipping juice at the invitation of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, the Sunni kingdom that is Washington's main ally in the Middle East.

- Reuters - US

Passenger smashed a chair on officer at Dubai airport

Passenger hit police officer with chair before sitting on his chest and repeatedly punching him

- GulfNews - AE

Dubai warns against 33 health and sexual enhancement supplements

Municipality urges residents not to use supplements with banned ingredients that can cause adverse effects

- GulfNews - AE

Running red light not worth the risk, warn police

Dubai Police warn motorists against accelerating to cross junction before the signal turns red

- GulfNews - AE

One of American, Delta, and United's most feared rivals just suffered a major blow

Etihad Aviation Group holds equity stakes in seven airlines. Two of them, Air Berlin and Alitalia, are now bankrupt. The CEO behind the strategy has left Etihad. But some investments have paid off. Etihad's grand plan for global domination looks to be in deep trouble. In July, the Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates-based ...

- Business Insider - US

Saudi Arabia and Iraq to re-open border crossing after 27 years

August 15, 2017, 5:47 PM Saudi Arabia and Iraq agree to re-open their Arar border crossing for trade for the fist time since 1990 when ties were cut following Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait. Saudi and Iraqi officials toured the site Monday. The governor of Anbar province said troops had been deployed to safeguard ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

New CEO named at Tawazun Economic Council

Tareq al Hosani has been appointed CEO of the United Arab Emirates' Tawazun Economic Council and Tawazun Holding, it was announced on 15 August. The appointment was confirmed by Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and Chairman of TEC. Al Hosani has

- Jane’s - US

PPP, PAT challenge Kulsoom Nawaz's parliament seat nomination

, August 16 :The Pakistan Peoples Party and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek on Tuesday filed separate letters of objection with the returning officer, challenging the nomination submitted by Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, for National Assembly-120 seat.The objections were filed by Faisal Mir of ...

- Sify - IN

Iraqi Shiite cleric's Saudi, UAE trips show Gulf realpolitik

An influential Iraqi Shiite cleric, notorious for his followers' deadly attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq over a decade ago and thought at times to have ties to Iran, has two new stamps in his passport — from the two fiercest Sunni critics of Tehran in the Gulf.

- FOX News - US

Dubai-based Noor Bank cuts dozens of jobs

Dubai-based Noor Bank cuts dozens of jobs...

- MENAFN - JO

Oxy unit taps KBR for Abu Dhabi gas work

Occidental of Abu Dhabi Ltd. has let a contract to KBR Inc. for management of the front-end engineering and design services phase of Dalma gas field development and the surveys phase of the Hail and Ghasha Islands project in Abu Dhabi.

- OGJ - US

Warning: Blowing dust, sand in UAE today

Temperatures will remain 'hot to very hot' and visibility on roads will drop to less than 1,500 metres

- GulfNews - AE

Muqtada al-Sadr Visits the UAE

The UAE and Saudi Arabia are trying to outmaneuver Iran politically, but helping to rebuild Iraq might be a path to real influence. The post Muqtada al-Sadr Visits the UAE appeared first on The American Interest.

- The American Interest - US

Saudi Arabia and Iraqto re-open border crossing after 27 years

August 15, 2017, 5:47 PM Saudi Arabia and Iraq agree to re-open their Arar border crossing for trade for the fist time since 1990 when ties were cut following Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait. Saudi and Iraqi officials toured the site Monday. The governor of Anbar province said troops had been deployed to safeguard ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

PPP, PAT file objections to Kulsoom's papers

LAHORE: Candidates of the Pakistan Peoples Party and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek on Tuesday filed objections with the returning officer, challenging nomination papers of Ms Kulsoom Nawaz, the PML-N nominee for NA-120. Similar grounds have been taken in the objections filed under Representation of Peoples Act 1976 by Faisal ...

- DAWN - PK

Cash crisis exposes rift within Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

Yemen's Central Bank says the Saudi-led coalition is "strangling" the economy by preventing planes from flying in newly-minted cash, reflecting a struggle between the government and the United Arab Emirates, key members of the military alliance.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Dubai's Living Legends to ease up on security

Contractor also reassures villa-owners that locks of homes were changed in interest of safety

- GulfNews - AE

What's next for GCC-Iraq ties after Sadr's UAE visit?

Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has made trips to Saudi Arabia and the UAE to meet with Gulf leaders, but improving Iraq-GCC ties will be no easy task.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Dh10,000 fine and deportation proposed to counter massage card menace in Dubai

Dubai Municipality calls for stricter penalties for people and companies behind the offence

- GulfNews - AE

South Yemen leader vows to continue fight against 'rebels' in north

After his return from a tour that included Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt, Aidarous al-Zubaidi, the head of Yemen's South Transitional Council, talks to Al-Monitor about pressing local and regional issues.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Why The Gulf Diplomatic Crisis Could Be 'The New Normal'

More than two months have passed since Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, along with Bahrain and also Egypt, imposed a blockade on Qatar. The very public move was intended to force Qatar back into line with the Saudi-UAE regional outlook. But Qatar fought back. By diversifying its economy, solidifying its defences, ...

- Albawaba - UK

Dubai's Torch Tower residents get a surprise

Tenants return to their apartments to see 'welcome BACK' notices on doors by Civil Defence team

- GulfNews - AE

Abu Dhabi safest city in the world

With the lowest crime index of 13.54, UAE capital ranks highest for overall safety followed by Switzerland's Basel, website finds

- GulfNews - AE

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